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Hondas are popular for their futuristic looks, advanced powertrains, and excellent finish, but how much space is in a Honda Clarity?

Finding a mid-size sedan that can accommodate the family or handle hauling some equipment to work without looking confined or cramped was a top priority when shopping for a car. I also wanted a vehicle that was easy for the occupants to access and provided enough room to sit comfortably.

The Honda Clarity has an interior volume of up to 117.0 cubic feet with the front row seats providing a headroom of 39.1 inches, while the rear seats have a headroom of 37/1 inches. Passengers at the rear have 36.6 inches of legroom and the front has 42.2 inches.

With these figures in mind, I was still curious about what exactly I could fit inside the trunk, which is why I sought to find out more about the exact dimensions. Read on to learn more about how many passengers can fit in the Honda Clarity and what would fit in the trunk.

Having done our research and visited several Honda dealerships, here’s what we discovered.

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What are Honda Clarity’s Interior Dimensions?

The mid-size sedan has a passenger seating capacity of five and a total passenger volume capacity of 101.5 cubic feet.

Its front headroom has 39.1 inches, while the rear headroom has 37.1 inches. Front passengers get 42.2 inches of legroom, while the rear passengers get 36.2 inches. Ther’s a front shoulder room of 59.7 inches and a front hip room of 55.8 inches.

For the second row, there’s 57.3 inches of shoulder room and 55.6 inches of hip room. You’ll also notice that the front seats are well-padded and deep, providing great visibility for the front passengers.

While the front seats have enough head and legroom, the rear seats fall short in this and tall passengers may feel confined in the back. However, if you’re not carrying adults at the back, the seats work fine for kids. There are two sets of Latch connections on the rear seats. You can also access the third tether for the rear middle seats.

Overall. The Honda Clarity has room for everyday items with small storage solutions like the front and rear beverage holders, sunglasses holder, smartphone pockets, glove compartment, and rear flip-down armrest. Its wide opening trunk allows you to fit large items, and when you need extra storage, you can fold the 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback to extend into the passenger side.

Honda Clarity Cargo Space

The first thing you’ll notice with the Honda Clarity is the wide opening cargo area. It’s more of a shelf with a soft floor that’s not as deep.

The Honda Clarity plug-in version has the most cargo space at 15.5 cu. ft, while the Fuel Cell Clarity has 11.8 cubic feet of trunk space.  One thing to note is that the load floor is not flat and the space toward the seatbacks becomes narrower. However, the rear seats fold down, which provides sufficient rear storage.

The trunk has enough room to carry luggage for five for a weekend. It can hold two big suitcases and some backpacks. If you need extra storage, you can lower the rear seats to accommodate more big boxes inside the sedan.

Its tall trunk height and width make the Honda Clarity’s trunk space more functional compared to most plug-in cars that have a hatchback`.

Do All Honda Trim Levels Have Similar Passenger and Cargo Space?

Yes, the Base Clarity Plug-in Honda Clarity and the Clarity Touring have the same passenger and cargo space.

How Does Honda Clarity Compare to Other Plug-in Sedans?

Here’s how the Honda Clarity’s Passenger and cargo space compares to other plug-in sedans.

Hyundai Ioniq

The 2021 Honda Clarity has a passenger volume of 102 cubic feet, while the 2021 Hyundai Ioniq only has 96.2 cu. ft of space.

Although both sedans have a passenger capacity of five, the Clarity outperforms the Ioniq in terms of headroom, shoulder room, and hip room. Both vehicles have front legroom of 42.2 inches. Passengers in the rear may feel cramped in the Ioniq as it has 35.7 inches of legroom, while the Clarity has 36.2 inches.

Hyundai Ioniq has 23.0 cubic feet of cargo space, while Honda Clarity has 14.8 cubic feet of space.

Toyota Prius Prime

Although both the Toyota Prius and Honda Clarity are plug-in hybrid options, they have different interior dimensions.

The 2021 Toyota Prius Prime has a total passenger volume of 91.5 cu. ft of space, while the 2021 Honda Clarity has 101.5 cubic feet of space.

Honda Clarity gives you 39.1  inches of headroom, 42.2 inches of legroom, and 59.7 inches of shoulder room upfront. With the Prius, you get 39.4 inches of headroom, 43.2 inches of legroom, and 54.2 inches of shoulder room for the front seats.

The rear seats in the Clarity have 36.2 inches of legroom and the Prius has 33.4 inches of legroom. Clarity also beats the Prius in terms of shoulder room and hip room.

However, in terms of cargo space, Honda Clarity has 15.5 cubic feet of trunk space, while the Prius has more cargo room at 19.8 cubic feet of space.

Chevy Bolt

Although the Honda Clarity is a plug-in hybrid and the Chevrolet Bolt is an electric compact car, the two vehicles share some similarities.

The Chevrolet Bolt provides eight inches more rear headroom and six inches more front headroom compared to Honda Clarity Fuel Cell.  While both have minimal passenger space difference, you may notice that the Bolt has a shorter width and may be smaller compared to the Clarity.

The Bolt has 16.9 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Honda Clarity has 15.5 cubic feet of space.  Chevrolet goes ahead to add gas strut-supported hinges to provide full utilization of the cargo area. You’ll notice that Honda Clarity’s trunk space is a little less due to its intrusive beam hinge.

Additionally, you can’t fold Clairity’s Fuel Cell rear seats for extra room, but the Bolt’s standard rear seats can be folded to accommodate bulky cargo.

How Much Space Is In a Honda Clarity?

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Charles Redding

Charles Redding

I've spent many years selling cars, working with auto detailers, mechanics, dealership service teams, quoting and researching car insurance, modding my own cars, and much more.

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